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South Africa: Zama Xalisa is NAMC’s new CEO


The National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) has appointed Zama Xalisa as the new Chief Executive Officer on a 5-year contract. Prof PK Chauke, Council Chairperson said the board took into cognizance the importance of business continuity and stability in its decision to appoint Xalisa.

Zama previously served as Senior Manager, Agricultural Trusts at the NAMC, charged with the responsibility to oversee the performance and management of Agricultural Industry Trusts. He also played a formidable role in the establishment of the Grain Farmers Development Association (GFADA) and the National Red Meat Development Programme (NRMDP). He chaired a number of committees such as Strategic Integrated Project (SIP 11), AIMS, and AgriBEE Threshold Study to name but a few.

He holds two Masters qualifications (Masters Business Administration, Milpark Business School and Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, University of the Free State), and executive programmes in Management Advanced Programme, Wits Business School and Designing and Executing BEE Strategy, Gordon Institute of Business Science.

Council Chairperson prof PK Chauke congratulated Xalisa and expressed his fullest confidence and support. ”The board endorses the decision to appoint Xalisa unanimously and we wish him well in his new role,” he said. – Press release